This blogspot is a medium to share my thoughts and adventures apart from promoting my books. Below are the books which have been written or authored and published by myself.

"Berpetualang ke Aceh: Mencari Diri dan Erti".

ISBN 983-42031-0-1, Jun 2006

"Berpetualang ke Aceh: Membela Syiar yang Asal"

ISBN 983-42031-1-x, May 2007

"Berpetualang ke Aceh: Sirih Pulang ke Gagang?"

ISBN 978-983-42031-2-2, November 2007

It is interesting to note that while these books were written in Malay it has gained enough attention to merit being part of the collections of the American Library of Congress and National Library of Australia. Look here and here.

While the first three books were published by my own company, the fourth titled "Rumah Azan" was published in April 2009 by a company called Karnadya with the help of the Malaysian national literary body Dewan Bahasa dan Pustaka. It features beautiful pictures along with stories behind selected mosques which could be related to the history of Islam and the Malays alongside the formation of the Malaysian nation. Look at the article A collaboration of old collegemates - the book "Rumah Azan".

My fifth book "Ahlul Bait (Family) of Rasulullah SAW and Malay Sultanates", an English translation and adaptation of the Malay book "Ahlul Bait (Keluarga) Rasulullah SAW dan Kesultanan Melayu" authored by Hj Muzaffar Mohamad and Tun Suzana Othman was published early 2010. Look here... My 5th book is out! Ahlul Bait (Family) of Rasulullah SAW and the Malay Sultanates... . For more information check out my Malay blogspot CATATAN SI MERAH SILU.

Like my fourth book "Rumah Azan", the sixth book "Kereta Api Menuju Destinasi" is also a coffee-table book which is published by the company Karnadya with the cooperation of Dewan Bahasa dan Pustaka (the main Malay literary body in Malaysia). Coming out January 2011 it features pictures and stories on the adventure travelling by train to all of Peninsular Malaysia along with the interesting places which could be reached this way.

My seventh book "Jejak keluarga Yakin : Satu sketsa sejarah" in turn is a coffee-table book which is written, editted, designed and has pictures taken by me. Coming out of the factory October 2011, this book which combines family history with history of places such as Singapura, Johor, Batu Pahat, Muar and in fact the history of the island of Java and England has been reviewed with me interviewed live in the program Selamat Pagi Malaysia at RTM1. Look at the article Siaran langsung ulasan buku "Jejak keluarga Yakin : Satu sketsa sejarah" dan temu ramah di Selamat Pagi Malaysia. Some selected contents have been featured in Sneak peek "Jejak keluarga Yakin : Satu sketsa sejarah".


The "Berpetualang ke Aceh" series of novels could be obtained in e-book form. Enter http://www.e-sentral.com/, click general novel and go to page 4. You can also type the word "Aceh" at the search box. Or click straight Book 1, Book 2 and Book 3.

Friday, May 05, 2023

A look again at the Muar-Jempol rivers meet area

Peace be upon you. On to the last day of the recent southern trip.

Friday morning 28th April 2023. After spending the night at a relative's house in Felda Jelai we headed for Kampung Jambu Lapan near Bahau where lies this place.

This is the where the Muar and Jempol rivers meet.

I have shown and told stories about it before in the following old articles :-

What is new is this raised platform...

Looking around from up there...

Wednesday, May 03, 2023

The Jewel and its spectacular indoor waterfall

Continuing from Views from around the Merlion.

Later in the afternoon we were brought the Changi airport.

We were shown a building called the Jewel, a shopping complex attached to the airport.

Its main attraction is an indoor manmade waterfall.

Surrounded by a tropical something it is indeed a spectacular attraction...

Views from around the Merlion

Continuing from A look at Sentosa Island.

After visiting some more places we went to the main esplanade facing the mouth of the Singapura river.

This is where the Merlion statue (mermaid plus lion) which is a main landmark and pride of the island state is located at.

Its location gives some of the best views of the city centre and its surroundings...

A look at Sentosa Island

Continuing from New visit to the peak of Mount Faber.

From Mount Faber we took the bridge to the nearby Sentosa Island.

In my last visit to Singapura more than 10 years I didn't share any bridge to the island. As far as I could remember then access is only by cable car from Mount Faber.

Sentosa Island is a recreational area which over the years have seen a number of new attractions and theme parks came into being.

So we went for a quick look around...

For the record this is the 2,383rd article in this blogspot.